Lovely Lola – The GOOD HORSE for October
Oct09

Lovely Lola – The GOOD HORSE for October

                                  “Lola” is a very cute Appaloosa pony (almost tall enough to be a horse) and her owner Jasmine writes about her. “Lola is my Appaloosa mare and her registered name is ‘Nemepoo Shufflebunny’ She comes from the great state of Montana. My family and I just call her Lola. Lola’s a little over 13 hands and is ten years old.  Her  favorite adventure is trail riding. She is also an excellent jumper, but Lola loves trail rides more than arena work which happens to be my favorite too. She has a wonderful canter and prefers to canter uphill which is great as long as the footing is good. She is my first horse and such a good friend. I am fortunate because after school, I can walk to the barn and Lola is always so happy to see me. She is my favorite horse ever because she always protects me when I ride her. For example, if I am ever off-balance in the saddle Lola stops dead in her tracks. She eats mostly orchard hay and gets a bucket of timothy pellets daily plus carrots and an occasional apple. Lola is such a good little pony/horse and I love her so!” Happy Halloween and Happy Horsing!...

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Our Favorite Month- October
Sep30

Our Favorite Month- October

Thanks once again to Country Living Magazine for inspiring us! Love “paint by numbers” Art and we had to use horses of course!...

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Stellar Stallion Finds Forever Home in Hidden Hills
Sep21

Stellar Stallion Finds Forever Home in Hidden Hills

He was supposed to carry stars in the movies, but instead has found a pleasant home at the Diamond Barn in Hidden Hills, California. Formerly known as Media Noche 1, “Blanco,” a 16 year old Andalusian Stud has found peace with a new owner and a trio of Mustang geldings as pals. With plenty of space to move, this Stallion is perfectly content to work in the round pen or the track extending around the property. His diet consists of an orchard-timothy mix with a little alfalfa and he gets a bucket of integrity senior in the evening. Blanco works with the rope with ease and takes his rider’s cues in stride. Happy...

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Everyday Wisdom – Mounting Block Mishaps
Jul20

Everyday Wisdom – Mounting Block Mishaps

By subscriber Vanessa Larocque and Alice Champlin                         Vanessa leads Hadley properly. They two are in step. His head is in a natural head set, no stress here, and parallel to her shoulder. Vanessa is “in charge.” If Hadley is lazy and not moving forward, Vanessa taps him gently on the flank with her dressage crop (in her right hand) telling him to pick up the pace. The more you practice leading horses properly the easier it gets and the more you are in control of the situation. Vanessa prefers to use a rope halter for the “teachable” moments in horsemanship. The rope halter gives her leverage; when Vanessa applies pressure Hadley feels tension over the poll and near the nose bridge and across the face. The rope halter is a tool that is to be taken seriously as it can also hurt a horse if used improperly. In other words, “DON’T YANK THE HORSE” especially when they are in a rope halter. Vanessa knows whenever teaching a horse something new, you allow time. She intentionally  set aside at least an hour today to work on leading skills before she tackles the mounting block.   Vanessa deliberately leads Hadley improperly to demonstrate how easily people get hurt because they are leading a horse wrong. If he lunges forward, he will knock her down. If he pulls back, he’ll wrench her arm or shoulder.                                             After showing Hadley the mounting block, Vanessa squares him up with the with it then stands on it. She wants to get him accustomed to her being there. She rubs his back and verbally tells Hadley to “stand.”  This becomes an daily ritual as she reminds Hadley consistently what her expectations are. Hadley learns through repetition, he is to stand quietly when it comes to the mounting block.  ...

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EQUINE BENEFITS – Come Celebrate THE DAY OF THE HORSE
May18

EQUINE BENEFITS – Come Celebrate THE DAY OF THE HORSE

  Day of the Horse Don’t miss this great tradition celebrating the history and culture of our vibrant equestrian community in the Conejo Valley. Day of the Horse is an annual event that is open to the public that is full of fun activities aimed to educate and spread knowledge about horses. This event celebrates fun, food and entertainment on our beautiful 30-acre equestrian park.  Our goal is to host a family oriented event that brings our residents and businesses together for an enjoyable day!   We welcome vendors! To reserve booth space, please complete our registration form www.eticorral37.org/events You may visit our website for event updates at www.eticorral37.org or Email at eticorral37@yahoo.com   Event Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm ·      Horse Demonstrations ·      Kids Corner ·      Shave-It Truck Exhibitors: ·      Foxfield Drill Team ·      Valley View Vaulters ·      Chemaine Hurtado, Symphony Dressage Vendors: ·      Animal Guardians Horse Rescue ·      Bright Star Saddlery ·      Greater LA Paint Horse Club ·      DAC Horse Vitamins & Supplements ·      Two Bit Woodworks ·      Created by Ken ·      Wrapped N Ribbons   Conejo Creek Equestrian Park 1350 E Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 www.eticorral37.org...

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